Nightmarish Flooding In Pennsylvania

President Obama declared a State of Emergency for Pennsylvania, because of nightmarish flooding in the area. The federal government coordinates disaster relief efforts in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. The Pennsylvania
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Verizon:Collective Bargaining Agreement?

State Sen. Mike Stack today urged Verizon Communications to come to a collective bargaining agreement with its 45,000 landline division union workers, many of whom live and work in Philadelphia. “At a time when the economy is still suffering, you have good workers who have dedicated years (more...)

Jenkintown Launches The Streetscape Project

On Wednesday September 7th, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will join Jenkintown Borough Officials at Jenkintown Borough Hall for a ground breaking ceremony to launch the York Road streetscape project. Schwartz helped secure $800,000 for the project, which will improve the quality of life for Jenkintown’s (more...)

PA Couple On Trial For Murdering Child From Russia

As RIA-Novosti reports, a trial of the Cravers couple from York, PA, for murdering their adopted son starts today, on September 6. 7-year-old Vanya Skorobogatov, adopted from Russia by the Cravers, was delivered to a hospital 2 years ago with a major head trauma, from which he soon died. Doctors have (more...)

Army Captain Killed 4 Found Dead in PA

Police have found a dead body of an Army Captain Leonard Egland, 37, in Bucks County. The man is suspected in murdering 4 people. Egland recently returned to Fort Lee, VA, after 20 years of combat duty in Afghanistan, and possibly Iraq. Armed with rifle and hand gun he killed in (more...)

Hurricane Irene & Philadelphia Area

Hurricane Irene barreled into the Philadelphia region Saturday night. "This is one of the worst storm events that has hit Philadelphia in the last 50 years," Nutter said. With tropical force winds extending across 290 miles, Irene made a slow march up the 1-95 corridor. Most at (more...)

Hurricane Irene: What Do We Expect?

Hurricane Irene in our region: CBS News reported some expectation

  • 5-10″ of rain possible from Philadelphia eastward to New Jersey, with the amounts closer to 5″ furthest west and the amounts closer to 10″ further east.
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Catholic Church Releases List of Scorned Clergy

Ay… just when you think the Catholic church's reputation can't get any worse, Cardinal Sean O'Malley recently released the long-anticipated names of the 248 priests in the Boston area alone who were accused of child sexual abuse in the last 50 years.  O'Malley chose not to include the names of (more...)

How To Prepare For a Hurricane

It is still uncertain what would hurricane Irene’s path be, and though Pennsylvania does not have an access to the Atlantic Ocean, which coast line is considered to be in the high risk zone, we recommend Philadelphians as well as all residents of areas close to New Jersey to prepare (more...)

Limerick Nuclear Plant After Earthquake

" Everything is operating normally at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Montgomery County in the wake of the earthquake that shook the Philadelphia region Tuesday afternoon", CBS News reported. " Limerick declared what’s called an “unusual event.” That’s the terminology used by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear (more...)

Experts about Earthquake

Experts about Earthquake

A local expert says we shouldn’t be surprised, because earthquakes do happen here in the Philadelphia area occasionally. The earth does rumble occasionally in this area, according to Jonathan Nyquist, chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Temple University. “Little quakes occur on the East Coast all the (more...)

New Life For Reading Viaduct

Abandoned Reading Viaduct – an elevated train tract that runs through the Callowhill and Chinatown neighborhoods – was out of service since 1984 after carrying trains into Center City for almost 100 years. Right now the old Viaduct is overtaken by grass and trees, though it still offers a magnificent view (more...)

Bill to Help Emergency Natural Gas Responders

State Sen. Mike Stack today joined fellow lawmakers, Philadelphia Gas Works representatives and the family of a young PGW worker who died responding to a natural gas leak call to announce legislation that would help emergency natural gas responders. Currently, the law provides for a one-time payment of death benefits to (more...)

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

At 1:51 p.m. EDM a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia close to Richmond (39 miles), about 83 miles away from Washington. Pentagon and Capitol were evacuated. Shaking went through the whole East Coast, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston. In these cities people were evacuated from tall buildings and skyscrapers. The (more...)

Philadelphia Curfew Protest

Philadelphia Curfew Protest

On August 20th, a protest was held throughout Broad street in Center City Philadelphia shutting down the most populous street in the city.  The protest was against Mayor Nutter’s recent curfew law.  The law states that any minor (17 or under) that is outside of a (more...)

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